Photos/Video:: Mark Ryan Anderson
It is Americana Week at Sotheby’s where craftsmanship and history from the Colonial era thru the 20th Century is being celebrated featuring a Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts.
David Korins, Tony-nominated set designer for Hamilton the musical and the recently-opened Dear Evan Hansen – among his many other accomplishments – serves as Creative Director for Sotheby’s Americana Week. David has designed a multi-floor installation in the New York headquarters, responding to the centuries of American history and craftsmanship on view, which opened to the public on January 11 – Hamilton’s 260th Birthday!
Korins says “when you see these letters, you feel more proud to be an American and feel the life blood of our country building up inside . . .”
Press was invited for photos and interviews and Theater Pizzazz was on the pulse of it all with Mark Ryan Anderson who had this to say: “The awe-inspiring amount of historical fascinations at David Korins’s well-curated exhibit are outdone only by the beautiful, small sentimentality of their contents. From an oaken desk to the single-page letters of Hamilton’s shortest correspondences – these fractions of history string a web of early Americana in a most immense way.”
Sotheby’s 1334 York Avenue
AUCTIONS: Sotheby’s New York
18 – 21 January 2017